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English definition of “dawn”

dawn

noun [C or U]     /dɔːn/ US  /dɑːn/
B2 the period in the day when light from the sun begins to appear in the sky : We woke at dawn. We left as dawn was breaking (= starting ). We left at the break of dawn. 23 people were arrested and large quantities of heroin were seized in a dawn raid (= when police officers suddenly enter a building , in an attempt to catch people involved in illegal activities ).Days and times of day the dawn of sth C1 literary the start of a period of time or the beginning of something new: The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the dawn of a new era in European history .Beginnings and starts from dawn to dusk from early morning until night : We worked from dawn to dusk , seven days a week .Days and times of day
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